Achieving Goals

January 13, 2020By Ann SteffenHost families, Students No Comments

Benedetta, a 17 year-old from Italy, arrived to Santa Barbara, CA on the PSE program with several goals: Improve her English language skills Become part of an American family Learn new cultures Achieve good grades Try new things According to Emmy, Benedetta’s Local Coordinator, she has achieved these goals plus some during her five months … Read More

A Lasting Impact

December 21, 2019By Ann SteffenHost families, Students No Comments

Fifteen year-old Joana is preparing for her return to Spain after spending the last semester attending high school in Anaheim, CA. Her host family, local coordinator, school, and community are sad to see her go, but they hope this isn’t the last they will see of her. During the past five months, Joana has been … Read More

Appreciating Differences

December 10, 2019By Ann SteffenHost families, Students No Comments

Sofia and Aris are 16-year-old students from Rome, Italy attending high school in Eugene, OR. When their school in Rome presented their class with the opportunity to participate on the three-month PSE Trimester program, they both decided it was an adventure they wanted to be a part of. “I wanted to get out of my … Read More

PSE Student Receives Warm Welcome from Host Family

July 24, 2019By Ann SteffenHost families No Comments

Paul and Bonnie Wilkerson of Fort Madison, Iowa, recently welcomed their former PSE student, Jeongwoo Lim from Korea, for a visit and the story was featured in The Fort Madison Daily Democrat. Read the article via the following link: http://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com/daily_democrat/wilkersons-welcome-back-exchange-student/article_a05f6dd2-1ebb-5e4e-b8e9-fdb8b3eab801.html